Sunreaders are the latest types of sunglasses. As the name suggests these are reading glasses that are used outside. Sunglasses are precursors of sunreaders. Therefore, many of the qualities that were already present in sunglasses are now present in sun readers as well. The major difference is of course the presence of prescription glasses in sun readers.
Advantages of sunreaders
Major advantages of sun readers include:
- They save your eyes from the sun’s UVB and UVA rays provided they are certified to do so;
- Allow users to enjoy the warmth that sunlight offers after harsh winters or even in winters where it is possible to enjoy sunlight in the day time;
- A user can now spend more time at the beach or by the pool or in the countryside, without feeling discomfort in his or her eyes;
- Prevent eye damage, fatigue, wrinkles around the eyes as well as any strain on the eyes thanks to the inclusion of prescription lenses;
- Leaves both hands free to hold the tablet, e-reader or book as the case may be;
- Easy to carry around;
- Looks stylish and will complement any outfit.
But buying sun readers is not easy. It is necessary to:
- Select the right tint;
- Select the right size;
- Select the right type;
- Select the right material from which the lens is made;
The tint or the lens color is usually quite dark. However, some of the colors can distort colors more than other tints. Green and gray are safer bets. Obviously sunreaders will be larger than your conventional eye glasses. But how large should it be? You need to see comfort first, and then take a call on how it looks on your face too.
When it comes to selecting the right type of sunreaders, many questions come to mind such as should I opt for bifocal or essentially sunglasses that are meant only for reading? Much depends upon how much time you intend to spend basking in the sun, reading books, using your tablet or Kindle or other devices. You also need to choose between standard sunreaders or polarized sunreaders. The latter is more effective against glares.
You might also be moving in and out from home, several times, if you are going to be near your swimming pool or in the garden or lawn. That strains the eye muscles because they would have to adjust to sharp variations in light, very fast. With the self-tinting variety, the adjustment to light is facilitated by the sunreader rather than your eye muscles.
New technologies prevent smudges, scratches, and stains on the glasses as well. While picking any sunreader it would be better to include such technologies as well. The last consideration for choosing any sunreader would be the material that is used to make it. Formerly, sunglasses were essentially made from thin glass, and these are expensive as well as fragile. Nowadays, cheaper alternatives are available, which include lenses made from high quality plastics that are skin friendly as well. While selecting the material, it would also be necessary to confirm whether the sunreader would offer your eyes the desired level of protection from the sun’s harmful rays as in these cases quality is what matters most.